@@@ Master: Epiphany of Hate (Rico Unglaube, 2016). Some metal that I got to somewhat obtusely via the heavy metal newsletter I get each week. I was initially looking for a record called ‘Let’s Start a War’ by a band called Master but there are many bands called Master and I don’t know if this is the same crew. Very straight ahead, no bullshit sound with tasty thrash drumming, a sloppy caveman on the microphone and some accelerated threedling on the guitar. I like the song titles here opening up with ‘Subdue the Politicians’ right into ‘Fiction Soon Becomes Reality’. You gotta check this human on the mic, it’s quite a show. You can kinda maybe glean some of what he’s slobbering on about but I don’t find it nearly as annoying as classic caveman stylings. He sounds all fucked up on cough syrup. Check these guys out, I dig the guitarist and the drummer.
@@@ Glass Animals: How to Be a Human Being (Wolf Tone, 2016). A world music/indie mash I got to via the Apple Music new music section. This first tune Life Itself is a lightly funk tune with hand drumming and a decent groove with indie loverboy vocals over the top. There’s a bit of an explosive transition into the chorus so while these guys are blurbed as indie rockers there’s a strong pop element to these tracks. Indie electronic out of Britain. The third tune Season 2 Episode 3 is full on white people funk — it’s aight but I’d rather throw 1999 on. These guys are from Britain and they’re way more into mashing up the sounds which I dig so expect a pu pu platter of sounds here.
@@@ MadeinTYO: Thank You, Mr. Tokyo (Private Club, 2016). A hip hop record off the Apple Music new music section. It’s a bit of an odd duck as it has a lot of the signifiers of a gangsta hip hop record but the MC appears to be smoking quite a bit but his lyrics are fuzzy and unclear which is better than straight hateful gangsta lyrics. I don’t know the story of this record but the MC has an interesting style on the mic and the sounds are trippy and entertaining. I found on Wikipedia that Mr. TYO spend time as a child in Japan and then came back to Atlanta which would explain the Asian references on the cover and in the title of the record.
YTD recordings listened to: 696
Good music, not recommended for purchase: 392
Not good music: 256
Honorable Mentions: 12
Possibles: Chris McGregor, Dave Arner Trio, Zomby, Retox, Defeater, Jonwayne, Okkyung Lee, The Ballantynes, Slidhr, The Chewers, Toxic Holocaust, Susie Iberra/Roberto Rodriguez, Lenguas Largas, The Coral, T.O.M.B., Fofoulah, Lozen, Erase Errata, Mastery, Leviathan, Hartley C. White, Weed, Cold Water, Janelle Monae, Luther Dickinson, Destruction Unit, Graeme Barrett, Fast Asleep, Goldlink, Cavanaugh, Gentleman Surfer, Satoko Fuji, Mystic Braves, Divanhana, Unrestrained, Moken, Systema Solar, Brian Eno, Juan Atkins, Drone, Lantern, The Lickshots, Twin Peaks, Djelimady Tounkara, Miramar, The Oh Sees, Denny Zeitlin, MILF, Changui Majadero, Joe Sticky, Vieux Kante, Keefe Jackson, Unfun